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  • Caught drinking from a public water fountain? You better believe that a taserin'.
  • The thing that disturbs me most about this article is that there is a disabled homeless person
    living in a public park. Does not Social Security disability cover a person who is disabled by a stroke?
  • It is not difficult for homeless advocates to point out that people with money are treated differently by city officials: for those able to afford an electric car, Sarasota offers free electrical power at vehicle charging stations throughout the city, including one at City Hall.

    Fark you, Sarasota. Oh, and the police report pretty clearly indicates that the homeless guy got charged because he told the cop to "find something better to do". Once again, a citizen is charged with Contempt of Cop. At least this time it didn't involve aggravated assault or murder.

    /damn 95% of bad cops making the 5% look bad
  • So, let me get this straight. The city is willing to charge your electric car for free but you better not charge your phone and be homeless. What a sad place.
  • Didn't I hear it costs less an $1/year to charge an iPhone? "In this bad economy" my ass. As long as they're not causing a disturbance and yield to anyone who has reserved the shelter, let them charge away.
  • I do not understand this seemingly irresistible urge to mouth off to a cop.
  • This About That: I do not understand this seemingly irresistible urge to mouth off to a cop.


    He wasn't so much mouthing off to a cop as mouthing off to a douchebag. That's practically a national sport these days.
  • This About That: I do not understand this seemingly irresistible urge to mouth off to a cop.


    I think it's closely related to mouthing off to an asshole when one gets in your face.
  • Why won't those homeless people just go away?

    /don't they have anything better to do?
  • sparkeyjames: The thing that disturbs me most about this article is that there is a disabled homeless person
    living in a public park. Does not Social Security disability cover a person who is disabled by a stroke?


    Yeah, but it's just money. She's looking for an assisted-living place that will take her. Maybe they're full in Sarasota. Maybe she's a problem nobody wants.
  • OK, let's suppose this cop was an asshole (which he would kind-of have to be to roust a homeless guy for 2 cents worth of electricity. Still, self preservation requires an understanding of the situation. You have to understand it from the cop's point of view. The cop is going to win. The less sh*t you talk, the less his winning will cost you. That seems pretty simple. Now consider the case when a cop encounters s pet dog. The dog is not smarter than the cop, so he doesn't know what danger it is in, but it has mastered the art of reading voice tone and body language in humans. It sees a belligerent human and reacts correctly, warning the belligerent human away. Belligerent human shoots the dog, even if it weigh 2 pounds and is no real threat. This is because the copy has to win. Has to. If he doesn't he will be back with 20 cops and heavy weapons. So, unless it is your mission to lose in the game of life to cops, just shut the hell up and unplug your phone. Be smarter than the dog.You can usually (no, really, kids) assume that the cop is doing his in a difficult job, as he sees it. Even if you think he is a jerk, give him the benefit of the doubt. Usually he deserves it, and if he doesn't, you will lose anyhow. Beyond that, argue the point with the nice folks on your local city council.
  • And use the preview button fer chrissake.
  • BarkingUnicorn: sparkeyjames: The thing that disturbs me most about this article is that there is a disabled homeless person
    living in a public park. Does not Social Security disability cover a person who is disabled by a stroke?

    Yeah, but it's just money. She's looking for an assisted-living place that will take her. Maybe they're full in Sarasota. Maybe she's a problem nobody wants.


    Why on earth would anyone want a problem?
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    Because jackass just doesn't cover it.
  • MaudlinMutantMollusk: Why won't those homeless people just go away?

    /don't they have anything better to do?


    they all need to go home!
  • This About That: OK, let's suppose this cop was an asshole


    Sorry, you lost me there. Too far fetched. Try to be more reasonable and realistic next time.
  • SnarfVader: So, let me get this straight. The city is willing to charge your electric car for free but you better not charge your phone and be homeless. What a sad place.


    Because you're not a productive member of society when charging your car....that has 20 pounds of weed in the trunk.
  • If we let a homeless person charge his or her phone with public electricity, what next? Can they moor their yachts on public piers? Should they land their planes on public airfields? It's a slippery slope, and there isn't an easy answer to the problem.
  • This About That: OK, let's suppose this cop was an asshole (which he would kind-of have to be to roust a homeless guy for 2 cents worth of electricity. Still, self preservation requires an understanding of the situation. You have to understand it from the cop's point of view. The cop is going to win. The less sh*t you talk, the less his winning will cost you. That seems pretty simple. Now consider the case when a cop encounters s pet dog. The dog is not smarter than the cop, so he doesn't know what danger it is in, but it has mastered the art of reading voice tone and body language in humans. It sees a belligerent human and reacts correctly, warning the belligerent human away. Belligerent human shoots the dog, even if it weigh 2 pounds and is no real threat. This is because the copy has to win. Has to. If he doesn't he will be back with 20 cops and heavy weapons. So, unless it is your mission to lose in the game of life to cops, just shut the hell up and unplug your phone. Be smarter than the dog.You can usually (no, really, kids) assume that the cop is doing his in a difficult job, as he sees it. Even if you think he is a jerk, give him the benefit of the doubt. Usually he deserves it, and if he doesn't, you will lose anyhow. Beyond that, argue the point with the nice folks on your local city council.


    Truer words never spoken.

    Cop wants to fark your wife, well you just better hold her legs amIright? He's gonna do it anyway, so you might as well not give him reason to shoot you too. Infact offer up your daughter for dessert. You may not have any dignity but at least you'll be free to live exactly how the police tell you to.
  • "theft of city utilities will not be tolerated during this bad economy."

    When things get better, knock yourself out. Hook straight into the 600V mains, run a car wash from a fire hydrant. But until things improve don't you dare take one single kilowatt-second from the city.
  • Carlip: Caught drinking from a public water fountain? You better believe that a taserin'.


    That's the best taserin'. The minerals in the water really help conduct the electricity.
  • HotWingAgenda: BarkingUnicorn: sparkeyjames: The thing that disturbs me most about this article is that there is a disabled homeless person
    living in a public park. Does not Social Security disability cover a person who is disabled by a stroke?

    Yeah, but it's just money. She's looking for an assisted-living place that will take her. Maybe they're full in Sarasota. Maybe she's a problem nobody wants.

    Why on earth would anyone want a problem?


    To get paid. A job is just someone else's problem that he'll pay you to solve.
  • In his arrest report, Frangioni wrote that he told Kersey that the "theft of city utilities will not be tolerated during this bad economy."

    Oh what the fark ever, Sgt. A-Hole. Perhaps you should unplug that coffee pot at the station. No one was using it, and it just sucks up taxpayer-paid city utilities.

    Go bark up another tree. You busted a guy with no home or money. Well aren't you goddamn special.
  • dahmers love zombie: Once again, a citizen is charged with Contempt of Cop. At least this time it didn't involve aggravated assault or murder.


    Didn't yet.

    I imagine the Sergeant won't be very happy the charges were dismissed. Let me know if Mr. Kersey is still alive in a few weeks.
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